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07 Jan
Expanding Vocabulary - Key Stage 1
During this session we will explore ideas for ‘closing the gap’ by developing a consistent and rigorous approach to teaching vocabulary: • Understanding the barriers • Explicit teaching of new vocabulary (practical teaching ideas) • Exposure to a rich language environment with opportunities to hear and confidently experiment with new words
09 Jan
Introducing Fencing in Key Stage 2 - Improving OSHL Module 2
This practical course is suitable for anyone wanting to learn about the sport of Fencing. It is specifically aimed at teachers/teaching assistants/adults supporting learning who would like to develop the delivery of Fencing in curricular and/or extracurricular provision in KS2.
09 Jan
NQT LA Induction Training Programme 2019-2020
What do you get from the programme? • Phase based central courses – half day sessions delivered by the educationGateshead team • Specialist sessions – to broaden the curriculum; delivered by some of our valued partners • School based visits – supported opportunity to visit a school to look at strong teaching and learning practice • Phase network meetings – will provide supported opportunities for NQTs to meet regularly with colleagues teaching within the same phase in school • Mentor support – Primary (Melanie Maitland and Dawn Foster) and EYFS (Julie Mancini) • Full Day NQT Induction Conference • Curriculum focused sessions – literacy, maths and science You are required to register NQTs with an “appropriate body”; this is a separate legal process and should be carried out in relation to the latest Statutory Guidance on induction. Booking for the programme does NOT automatically register your NQT. To register your NQT with Gateshead LA please contact joybrotherton@gateshead.gov.uk
13 Jan
The Gateshead Fluency Project
This full day session will improve subject knowledge and equip participants to deliver the intervention programme. All training materials are provided as well as the resources needed to begin the intervention back in school. The full day session is followed up with a support session to look at overcoming any issues, best practice, challenge and progress.
14 Jan
Implementing Plan-DO-Review

Latest News

Fever and Vomiting Outbreak Affecting Gateshead Schools
21 Nov
Fever and vomiting outbreak affecting Gateshead Schools As many of you know there have been numerous reports in the press regarding fever and vomiting bugs across many schools throughout the North East. Public Health England North East are working with many schools to offer advice and guidance. Building Cleaning have taken the decision that all areas within schools will be cleaned with ‘Screen’ during this time and not just washroom areas. Schools can help by ensuring any vomit is cleaned up as quickly as possible, using the correct cleaning products and equipment. What is Screen: When a deeper, more hygienic cleanse is essential, Premiere Screen Virucidal Disinfectant is an innovative solution for killing harmful bacteria and viruses. This biodegradable, concentrated disinfectant cleaner by Premiere Products is extremely powerful with virucidal, bactericidal and fungicidal properties that can be used in a wide range of environments which need to prioritise health and hygiene above all.Idea for surfaces in washrooms, showers and around swimming pool facilities or in the healthcare industry for infection control, this formula deep cleans and deodorises as well killing harmful microbes including HIV, Hepatitis B, Athlete’s Foot and MRSA. When the risk is reduced, we will revert back to our normal cleaning products. Schools are reminded about the importance of handwashing for the children during this time and the recent news article for free training on correct handwashing from Environmental Health.
Are you weather ready?
20 Nov
Thinking ahead and preparing for what the weather may bring can make a difference at this time of year. WeatherReady is a campaign ran in partnership with Cabinet Office and Met Office find out more
Level 2 Award in Mental Health Awareness
13 Nov
Level 2 Award in Mental Health Awareness The purpose of this qualification is to provide learners with an understanding and awareness of mental health, common mental health disorders and issues, help reduce stigma and discrimination and encourage people to talk about mental health. Furthermore, the qualification should provide learners with the ability to apply their knowledge of mental health through recognising and responding to the signs of mental ill health in themselves and others and be able to offer mental health first aid to people experiencing mental ill health. Please download the attachment for a detailed course outline. Mental Health Awareness. Dates: 24th February 2020 and 2nd March 2020 (must attend both days) Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm Venue: The Dryden Centre (SOTA building), Evistones Road, Gateshead, NE9 5UR Cost: £150.00 per person Assessment: On-line test Contact/Booking: Hannah Wood, hannahwood@gateshead.gov.uk
Clip n Climb Crew sessions (Wednesdays)
13 Nov
Clip n Climb Crew Our Clip n Climb Crew sessions at Gateshead Leisure Centre are a great way to keep the kids active and meet new friends. Ran as a block of consecutive sessions during term time on a Wednesday evening at a greatly reduced rate from our normal sessions. Please click here for more information
Gateshead Music Service is officially online
13 Nov
Gateshead Music Service is officially online. We now share regular updates and good news stories via our new twitter account @musicsevgates – Gateshead Music Service. Why not add us to photos of your music activities in schools and we will share with our funders, Arts Council and other Music Education Hubs nationally. Big congratulations to those schools who have received their MusicMark through the Music Service. As always, do contact us if you would like to discuss your music education offer. We are working hard with a number of schools to ensure they are Ofsted ready for the new Deep Dive framework for music. If you would like to find out more about the additional support we offer through our Music SLAs and beyond, please contact rebeccapedlow@gateshead.gov.uk